March 19, 2013 |
In recent years, Prime Healthcare has built a reputation as a take-no-prisoners company willing to run roughshod over patients and employees alike in its quest for profits - $283 million on revenue of $1.6 billion in 2010, according to a financial statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The closely held Ontario firm, which owns or operates 21 hospitals including 14 in California, has received a federal subpoena related to allegations that it has inflated its billings to Medicare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2003 |
Putting aside a decade of differences, California's two largest health-care unions, the Service Employees International Union and the California Nurses Assn., announced an agreement to join forces in disputes with the corporate health-care industry. The unions said they would work together to protect staffing levels and oppose health-care cuts during the ongoing state budget crisis.
March 16, 1989
Yosemite National Park service workers overwhelmingly turned down the latest contract proposal from Yosemite Park and Curry Co., authorizing their union to call a strike during Easter Week. Spokeswoman Connie Cooper said 91% of the members of Service Employees International Union, Local 752, supported the call for a possible strike Tuesday. The approximately 750 employees seek improved health care benefits and more control over their housing, including the right to choose their own roommates.
March 18, 1998
Kaiser Permanente Group said it has agreed on a new three-year contract with the Service Employees International Union, which represents about 15,000 Kaiser workers in Northern California. SEIU Local 250 includes clerical, technical and maintenance workers, vocational nurses and nurse assistants who work for Oakland-based Kaiser. Members will start voting next week on the contract, which ensures yearly 3% pay raises. Kaiser has been hit with several short strikes by nurses recently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998
Saying that they want to sweep unfair wages out the door, about 400 janitors and supporters shook mops and brooms, rattled cans and chanted slogans Wednesday in front of a 7th Street building--one of the few downtown that still contracts with one of the largest nonunion cleaning companies in Los Angeles. The protest was held to commemorate the eighth annual "Justice for Janitors Day," a nationwide effort organized each year by the Service Employees International Union.
November 6, 2007
Tenet Healthcare Corp., the second-biggest U.S. hospital operator, reached wage agreements with the Service Employees International Union on contracts in California, Florida and with the national organization. The terms for separate contracts cover 5,700 SEIU union members at 14 hospitals in California and 2,300 at three institutions in Florida, the Dallas-based company said. The California contracts expire March 11, 2011, and those in Florida expire on different dates in 2010.